Oscars 2020: Grammy-winner Billie Eilish takes to stage with a haunting rendition of 'Yesterday'
The young pop sensation was criticized for cringing at Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig's singing and being uninterested in Eminem performance
Billie Eilish took to the stage at the Oscars tonight to sing a haunting rendition of The Beatles' classic 'Yesterday' during the In Memoriam segment.
Reactions to her performance were mixed, though most people were moved as the images of beloved celebrities like Kobe Bryant and Kirk Douglas flashed across the screen.
A viewer, hearing the young singer live for the first time, tweeted, "This is the first time I've heard Billie Eilish sing live and ho boy, I can see what all the hype is about. She's fantastic."
Others were seemingly as confused about Billie being at the Oscars as Billie herself appeared to be. A viewer tweeted "Ah, I was wondering what Billie Eilish was doing here. She's part of the most depressing portion of the show."
The Grammy-winner is also set to sing the next Bond theme and many fans can't wait to hear what it will sound like. A user tweeted, "Dang @billieeilish should be singing the #JamesBo movie theme song for the next 10 movies after that 'Yesterday' cover at the #Oscars"
Another viewer said: "Billie Eilish shut y'all haters up there with that "Yesterday" cover, didn't she?"
Unfortunately, she didn't.
"@billieeilish Once again you prove you actually can't sing worth a crap! You do this low whispering "something" to make up your lack of talent! Got to give it to you, you've fooled the public with our scam," tweeted a user.
Another tweeted, "Um, I’m not familiar with this Billie Eilish person. Does she always sing in italics?"
Some just did not get why Billie was popular, tweeting "I like a wide array of music, old & new, but I guess I'm just an old lady now or something because I just don't *get* the appeal of Billie Eilish & brother. To me, they are like Phoebe & Ross formed an emo band."
Billie herself has come under fire for several instances of her having limited knowledge of artists who shaped the music industry, including Van Halen. She also received criticism at the Oscars tonight for appearing to cringe at Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig's singing and her apparent disinterest towards Eminem's performance. The latter is especially an issue considering her recent comments on rap music.
A user tweeted, "Does Billie know who Paul McCartney is, considering how she thinks The social network is vintage or something?"
Love it or hate it, Billie appears to be here to stay. And with her upcoming Bond song, we'll probably be seeing her at the next Oscars as well!